What kind of finish did a medieval sword blade have? pt1

How a medieval sword blade looked when new is an interesting question. The finished blade would, like all human made ...

Lugged or winged spears: The hunting spear of Duke Friederich IV

Today we talk a look at our replica of the hunting spear of Duke Friederich IV of Austria (1382-1439).   Arms and Ar...

The Polish Saber its history and impact

No sword is ever created in a vacuum. This goes for any weapon or armor for that matter. This fact is one of the most...

How were Medieval scabbards made? - a new resource

Here at Arms and Armor we are always on the look out for new research and resources on historical weapons. Over the d...

Rapier Series - How a Rapier was built

“ A master of Arms is more honorable than a Master of Arts for good fighting came before good writing.” John Marston...

Spada da Zogho: A Sword for the Flower of Battle

An interesting aspect of being a sword maker is trying to create swords to fit particular historical uses.  In today'...

Fornovo Sword Spotlight

Our Fornovo Sword is a wonderful singlehanded sword from the last half of the 15th C. It has a classic wheel pommel a...

What is a Sparth Axe?

Here at Arms and Armor we are often asked about various weapons that folks have heard of, but want to know more abou...

Grunwald Sword Spotlight

If you ask someone to draw a picture of a medieval sword, they are very likely to draw something similar to this sing...

The History and Development of Halberds

In today's blog post we examine some of the history and development of one of the most important polearms of the lat...

An introduction to complex hilted swords: Part 3

Our look at complex hilted swords continues in part 3 as we check out a replica Italian rapier and a 17th C Haudegen....

Irish Axe Spotlight- New Item

...from the axe there is always anxiety. If you think you are free from anxiety, you are not free from an axe.
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